No words to describe the great Team India as they crushed the Caribbean side in all departments in their own lair. The Indian Run-Machine Virat Kohli once again hit a century in the final ODI match and bagged Player of the Match and Player of the series for his mind-blowing performance. India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in DLS method in the final game and clinched the series with 2-0.
The Delhi batter broke a plethora of records in the final limited-overs game as he hit his 43rd ODI ton and 2nd century in the series. Let us have a look at the highlights of the final match played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad on the last night.
Windies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and asked the visiting team to chase the target in the final game.
The Men-in-Blue made 1 change, spinner Kuldeep Yadav was replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal in the final game.
Jason Holder & Co made 2 changes, Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas were included in the playing XI.
West Indies Innings
The openers Chris Gayle (72runs 8*4, 5*6) and Evin Lewis (43runs 5*4, 3*6) started the innings very aggressively as they scored 115 runs in 10 overs. They played like a T20 game in the last ODI.
After 12 overs, rain interrupted the play and the game was reduced to 35 overs a side. Except openers, remaining all the batsmen failed to score huge runs on the board. Shai Hope (24), Shimron Hetmyer (25) and Nicholas Pooran (30) played well according to the situation.
Khaleel Ahmed (3-68), Shami (2-50), Chahal (1-32) and Jadeja (1-26) snared 7 Windies wickets. West Indies managed to score 240 runs in 35 overs and Kohli and his boys need to chase 255 run target in 35 overs.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma (10) and Shikhar Dhawan (36) started the proceedings on a steady note, but right-hand opening batsman, unfortunately, run-out for a low score.
The International centuries have become regular work for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he smashed his 43rd century in the final match. He was the top scorer (234 runs) in the ODI series as no other batsman even came close to his stats.
Virat Kohli (114*) and Shreyas Iyer (65) accelerated the innings in a different style. The World No 1 batsman Virat Kohli hit 14 beautiful boundaries on the green field. Virat Kohli punished the WI bowling line-up with ease and style that looks so beautiful to watch his innings.
Rishabh Pant out for a golden duck as he was trapped by Fabian Allen in the 13th over. After then, inform batsman Shreyas Iyer came to the crease, he played very aggressively from the word go. The No 5 position Delhi dasher scored 65 runs in 41 balls with 3 hits to the rope and 5 hits above the rope.
Virat Kohli along with Kedar Jadhav (19) finished the proceedings in style with 2.5 overs to spare.
West Indies: 240/7 (Chris Gayle 72, Evin Lewis 43; Khaleel 3/68, Shami 2/50).
India: 256/4 in 32.3 overs (Kohli 114*, Shreyas Iyer 65; Fabian Allen 2/40).
Player of the Match: Virat Kohli (114*).
Player of the Series: Virat Kohli (234 in 2 matches).
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